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Christians say no to a condom factory on ‘holy’ ground

Christians say no to a condom factory on ‘holy’ ground

At the end of last year, 120 Orthodox Christians in the village of Bogolyubovo (a name which means “lovers of God”) gathered to protest against a plan to turn an abandoned brick factory into a condom manufacturing plant.

According to this report, demonstrators prayed, holding icons, a large cross, and signs that said, “No condom manufacturing on a holy site!” and “Mother of God, save us from desecration!”

Protesters were especially offended at the location of the factory near a monastery and a school.

But supportive local officials insisted that the factory would create 200 jobs and would replace imported goods with a domestic product, and Pavel Spichakov, of Bergus, the company that owns the proposed factory, said:

I thought they would support the creation of jobs and tax revenue for the village.

Bergus agreed to meet with concerned citizens but was told at the meeting:

Purity is the instrument against ugly diseases. From Bogolyubovo, we should spread purity and holiness!

Opposition increased, and it been reported now that Spichakov has backed away from condoms.

Protesters confront Pavel Spichakov, right, at a town hall meeting.

At the meeting with locals the businessman was accused of being the destroyer of human life – because condoms are male “abortions”.

“It’s abortion, it’s abortion,” said one protester above the general din. Spichakov replied:

What are you talking about? What kind of abortion is this?

Came the reply from several of his opponents:

Our population is declining. It’s a male abortion. Condoms are male abortions.

The ringleader of the Bogolyubobo uprising, Tatyana Borovikova, said:

If there is a clean well somewhere, you can’t put a toilet next it because it will desecrate the water, you won’t be able to drink it. It’s the same with religion.

So Spichakov scrapped his condom-making plan. Instead, said he would make make bandages and nappies. Church members still are not happy. They claimed that nappies cause impotency in boys.

While some people in Russia are marching in favour of the Russian Orthodox Church, there have been dozens of demonstrations where participants rail against its growing influence.

In St Petersburg, thousands have gathered in the centre to protest against a decision by the local authorities to hand back the city’s grandiose cathedral, St Isaac’s, to the Church.

It was turned into a museum after the Russian revolution in 1917 and currently attracts some three-and-a-half million visitors a year.

Likewise, in northeast Moscow, angry residents have been protesting against plans to construct a new chapel in their local park. Every Sunday afternoon in sun, wind or blinding snow, they gather around a chain link fence and make their views known, while believers conduct an ad-hoc service on the inside.

By taking on the Orthodox Church, these demonstrators are taking a risk. Twelve of them had their homes stormed by riot police recently in an operation that was broadcast on national television under the headline: “Raid on the Neo-Pagans.”

What’s more, their chances of success are slim because church leaders have the backing of Vladimir Putin and in present-day Russia, the Church says that non-believers have to step aside.

Hat tip: BarrieJohn

22 responses to “Christians say no to a condom factory on ‘holy’ ground”

  1. remigius says:

    “So Spichakov scrapped his condom-making plan. Instead, said he would make make bandages and nappies.”

    I wouldn’t have much faith in a condom maker who pulled out at the last moment and ended up making nappies!

  2. AgentCormac says:

    ‘Every sperm is sacred, every sperm is great. And if a sperm gets wasted, god gets quite irate.’

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUspLVStPbk

  3. Newspaniard says:

    Russia was bad under communism but, cheeses, today, with Putin trying to whitewash Stalin with the aid of the church, what is to become of that sad country?

  4. JJones says:

    Pity the parents of these religiolunatics didn’t use condoms.

  5. Trevor Blake says:

    God doesn’t like it when mere men muscle in on his territory. God loves abortions but only by His holy hand.

    Give them, O LORD: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts. – Hosea 9:14

    Yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb. – Hosea 9:16

  6. Matthew Carr says:

    Now we know why it was an abandoned brick factory.

  7. Paul says:

    Remigus – excellent!
    Made me laugh.

  8. L.Long says:

    Ever notice how all these religidiots are so flippen ugly no one would want to have sex with them anyway!?
    And what the hell is ‘sacred ground’ anyway!?!?! There aint no such thing!

  9. remigius says:

    Paul, me too.

    So the villagers don’t want his condoms or his nappies. The only way he can satisfy them is if he promises not to come!

  10. 1859 says:

    No condoms or nappies….hummm maybe Mr. Spichakov could try manufacturing those plastic sex dolls that you blow up and bounce on. Also could you see a gay pride parade through this town?
    Although Stalinism deformed Communism into a dictatorship, I always thought Communists had at the very least shaken off the superstitious chains of the RO church. Clearly I was wrong.

  11. But didn’t the Virgin Mary herself use a condom?

  12. I’ve heard that Putin himself wears nappies. Can this be true? Besides which, his forlorn attempts to appear manly by going on those ludicrous huntin’, shootin’ and fishin’ expeditions, riding bare-chested astride his little pony, fools nobody: His effeminacy is plain for all to see. This back-door man will therefore have little use for condoms–at least, not so as to prevent himself or his many catamites from impregnation……unless, of course, he receives a sudden Visitation from the Archangel Gabriel announcing him to be the Mother of the new Messiah. Stranger things have happened.

  13. Looking at the pics of the inhabitants of Bogolyubooboo, one cannot help but feel that abortion would be a blessing for them; and that it should in fact be made compulsory so as to prevent the birth of any further such monstrosities. In which case, the condom factory should begin production as soon as possible.

  14. Robster says:

    A condom factory? Perish the thought.

  15. Retty says:

    Don’t use condoms? Better buy a whole pile of nappies then.

  16. barriejohn says:

    If there is a clean well somewhere, you can’t put a toilet next it because it will desecrate the water, you won’t be able to drink it. It’s the same with religion.

    I agree; children need protection from religion.

    PS Very good, Remigius. At least Mr Spitacough didn’t decide to split.

  17. Brian Jordan says:

    Better not go to Russia, Miss F.R.: you’re likely to be locked up for blaspheming against St. Vlad!

  18. Paul says:

    If you put a toilet next to a well you may pollute the water, but it wouldn’t be desecrated.
    If you put a Condom factory next to religious people they only might get ideas.

  19. Stuart H. says:

    I’d have thought a condom factory close to a monastery and school was the perfect place.
    Of course, making priests wear condoms while abusing the school-kids would be more difficult.

  20. Gui says:

    Wait: if the problem is low natality, why the complainers doesn’t start to engage in sexual relationships to solve the gap?

    And it’s kind curious how Russia came from state sponsored atheism in the past century to state sponsored religion nowadays.

  21. Putin the narcissistic pixie has delusions of grandeur and almost certainly regards himself as being the personification of Russia itself. He will use religion merely as a method of further indoctrinating and manipulating his adoring subjects. This twinkle-toed Slav is entirely predictable and rather too obviously suffers from Small Man Syndrome. I predict that he will one day invade the Baltic states, giving as his reason for doing so the ‘persecution’ of the ethnic Russians residing there.

  22. Dave says:

    Holy Shite I mean site 🙂